I haven’t written in this blog in over a year. In that time, things have definitely changed for me. I am no longer actively pursuing a career as a public relations consultant full time. I did some soul searching and realized that writing and production (TV/Film/Multimedia) was more where my passions were. So in the last year, I made a much more concerted effort to focus on my writing career and production career. I also decided to write more blog posts about my professional development journey.

The decision to make this change wasn’t easy. Although I didn’t truly enjoy what I was doing and it wasn’t really advancing my career, I had been doing it since 2003 and I didn’t want all of that hard work to go to waste. However, the hard work was going to waste because I didn’t become an entrepreneur to pursue a dream that isn’t my own. I felt like I was spinning my wheels and going no where.

So even though it was painful and some of my relationships had to change, I made the switch. It hasn’t been easy. I won’t say that I made the switch and things suddenly flowed freely. That hasn’t been the case. I have to work harder but I’m happier. My career patch stretches before me in the most delightful way and I’m looking forward to taking every step. I’m still learning and growing but now I feel like my wheels are turning and I’m moving forward.

I say all of this to say, Don’t Give Up! Keep pushing forward, but don’t be afraid to change directions. Don’t be afraid to be afraid either. It’s perfectly normal. Here’s a quote that nicely sums things up.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. ~Ambrose Redmoon